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A rural landscape: a woman carrying a jug on her head walks past a stream in which two horses are taken to drink by their rider. Engraving by S. à Bolswert after Sir P.P. Rubens.

  • Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
[between 1620? and 1659]
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About this work


Left, a milkmaid with a cow, a calf and a bull. Right, an avenue of trees and a recumbent man playing a pipe. On the horizon are steeples of two churches


Antuerpiae [Antwerp] : Gillis Hendricx excudit, [between 1620? and 1659]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 33 x 46 cm


Pet. Paul. Rubbens pinxit. S. à Bolswert sculpsit

References note

Wolfgang Adler, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, vol. XVIII, Landscapes and hunting scenes; part I: Landscapes, London 1982, no. 59 ("Flat landscape with clouds"), pp. 168-169 and fig. 142


Wellcome Library no. 2491319i

Reproduction note

After a painting by Rubens. A painting with a similar composition is in the Barber Institute Birmingham (Adler, loc. cit.), but the present engraving has many differences from that painting, including the figures, the horses and cattle, and the trees. Either these were introduced by the engraver or this engraving is not after the Birmingham painting


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